After mass protests in Beirut, Lebanon’s Prime Minister Diab proposes new elections. Until the mode for this is clear, he wants to remain in office.
Beirut on Saturday: Police fight protesters with huge amounts of tear gas Photo: Hassan Ammar/ap
Protesters have made hangman’s nooses out of wood and rope and placed them in Martyrs’ Square in downtown Beirut. A young woman holds up a sign that reads "Our government kills." Thousands of Lebanese* demanded the "downfall of the regime" and justice for the victims of the explosion at noon on Saturday.